Reality isn’t that hard to discover, you only need to look for it. Unfortunately, reality offers difficulties in attaining learned progress. Optimism to merely pretend outside of the presenting realities is much easier.
Purpose and discipline will move us in a direction. Seeking reality as you go forward is the only way that you will get to where you intend to go.
Realism requires that we continue learning and applying that again and again from acquired reality. A question framework from Ryan Holiday to seek reality:
- Where do we start?
- What do we do right now?
- How are we sure that what we are doing is moving us forward?
- What are we benchmarking ourselves against?
Reality means that we ask along the way. We ask others what might possibly go wrong. We seek positive examples and people for what is working and together we amplify them. We discover gains that are locked in because they were attained together in reality. We then connect these locked in gains with one another toward the next iterative gains to be achieved.
Think of where you intend to go with purpose and discipline. Know and learn again from within the wonders of reality to continually adapt for the best course.
“The pessimist complains about the winds; the optimist expects them to change; the realist adjusts the sails.” — William Arthur Ward —